Even if all of Egypt's Islamist factions were to join forces, the Muslim Brotherhood will need to find coalition partners, and compromise on Islamist ideology for the sake of political strength.
Zvi Bar'el is the Middle Eastern affairs analyst for Haaretz Newspaper. He is a columnist and a member of the editorial board. Previously he has been the managing editor of the newspaper, the correspondent in Washington and has also covered the Occupied Territories.
Bar'el has been with Haaretz since 1982, and has written extensively on the Arab and Islamic world. In 2009, he was awarded the Sokolov prize for lifetime achievement in print journalism.
Bar'el has a Ph.D in the History of the Middle East. He teaches at Sapir Academic College and is a research fellow at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as at the Center for Iranian Studies.
The thinking in Jordan is that when Assad's regime falls, Hamas will need a new headquarters.
It takes a lot of imagination, or serious myopia, to say what we have produced is similar to America, especially when it comes to its democracy.
Deep frustration over the way the Supreme Military Council is running affairs of state sparks new wave of protests in Tahrir Square, fueled by internal divisions between political movements.
Cairo protests against principles on which the new constitution will be drafted, are largest since fall of Mubarak regime earlier this year.
Informers must be defined as traitors, perhaps even as supporters of terror, and they must be placed outside the fence. Let's start with the non-profits.
Cairo protesters are threatening to return to Tahrir if the military council doesn't rescind a paper that would enshrine the army with supreme power over the country.
U.S., Turkey also do not seem to support military option against Iranian facilities; EU, U.S. want to impose sanctions, but China, Russia, some Gulf states have trading ties with Iran.
A military move against Syria could also imply intent to attack Iran, just when the Western states want to dispel the fears that the Iranians, Russians and Chinese have of such an attack.
Blacklisting the central bank, which essentially means banning all business with it, would deal severe blow to Iran's economy, banking system and currency.